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Storyteller's cloak

June 25th 2016

A storyteller’s cloak, featuring colourful patchwork and many symbols and creatures, will provide inspiration for stories at Pockerley Old Hall.

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Songs of the Somme

June 24th 2016

A song about Sunderland AFC footballers’ experiences during the Battle of the Somme will be performed at Beamish as part of a music project commemorating the First World War.

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Festival of Agriculture

June 22nd 2016

Why not enter our Leek and Agricultural Shows as part of our annual Great North Festival of Agriculture this year?

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Commemorating the Somme

June 22nd 2016

On the centenary of the Battle of the Somme, Beamish is hosting an event to commemorate the soldiers and communities affected by the devastating First World War campaign.

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On Song for Centenary Celebrations

June 8th 2016

Beamish will celebrate 100 years of the popular hymn, Jerusalem, with a mass sing-along and Suffragette rallies on The 1900s Town street this weekend.

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Lights! Camera! Action!

May 27th 2016

On Friday, 15th and Saturday, 16th July the Masonic Hall in The Town will be set for a fantastic film night as part of our Festival of 50s.

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New Chemist and Photographers Now Open

May 7th 2016

Our new chemist’s and photographers’ have been officially opened by Darren Henley, Chief Executive, Arts Council England.

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Plans Approved for Remaking Beamish Project

April 6th 2016

Beamish Museum’s plans to build a 1950s Town, Georgian coaching inn and a replica of a Weardale Farm have been approved by Durham County Council’s Planning Committee.

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Record Breaker

March 18th 2016

Beamish is celebrating record visitor numbers for the third successive year.

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£500,000 Funding Joy

March 18th 2016

Beamish is overjoyed to have received an amazing £500,000 grant from the Garfield Weston Foundation.

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Bronze for Beamish!

March 16th 2016

Beamish won a bronze award at the 2016 VisitEngland Awards for Excellence in the Large Visitor Attraction of the Year category.

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Technology Aids in Tracing of Unique Quilt

March 15th 2016

Beamish volunteers have traced one of the last quilts made by Joseph Hedley, whose cottage is set to be replicated as part of Remaking Beamish plans.

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